Disqus Doodlings – The Results of Gubmint Education..

by Mike April 8, 2014

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an article about the Federales rounding up cattle belonging to a rancher whose family had grazed their herd on the same public land in Nevada for generations, because the rancher believed that his longstanding usage pre-empted any attempt by the Bureau of Land Management to impose fees upon a […]

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Carol Shea- Porter Has Some Competition

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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It’s not what you think.  Well, maybe it is. c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline, on Sheila Jackson Lee.  This is classic Lee: Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion […]

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GrokTALK! February 8th, 2014 With Carla Gericke and Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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In Segment Three and Four, we sit down with the president of the Free State Project Carla Gericke, and guest Ian Underwood.  We talk Liberty Forum,  which is coming up next week in Nashua, event guests, their topics, civil society, the Declaration, Constitution, Free Staters, and a wide range of other topics.  Four segments, each […]

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GrokTALK! with Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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After spending the entire program claiming our segment four guest is Michael Boldin, we get to Michael Maharrey, also from the Tenth Amendment Center, for a great discussion on the state of the nullification movement across the nation.  They are currently tracking 67 different nullification bills across the nation, including state efforts to address NSA […]

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GrokTALK! January 25th, 2014 With Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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If you only have time to listen to one segment, this is it. Ian Underwood joins us to take the distractions out of the debate (almost any debate, actually); words mean something and if you are going to keep changing the meanings of words there is no reason to even write laws and no reason […]

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Usually I hate Passive / Agressive behavior – this, not so much:

by Skip January 26, 2014

“Screw you!” In the aftermath of Newtown and the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy (and the tragedies before it), several states (all of them Democrat controlled)  immediately jumped to put new gun restriction laws into place.  The problem is that NONE of the passed laws would have stopped a single one of them from happening […]

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GrokTALK! January 25th, 2014 With Senator Bob Smith, Chairman Ed Naile, and Special Guest Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2014
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Individual segments added! This week we talk about Harrell Kirstein, the Free State Project, Vote Fraud, Jury Nullification, keeping the bacon here so you don’t need legislators to bring it home, Geoff Wetrosky, what words mean, illegal immigrants, absentee ballots, why laws might not matter (and a lot more), and we do that with Senator […]

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And THIS is the nub of the problem caused by our Legislators – on BOTH sides of the aisle

by Skip January 21, 2014

I have said this over and over and over again – and the problem is brought upon by legislators on both side of the aisle – the lack of respect for our Constitutions and the principles behind why we have government.  Susan posted Ian Underwood’s testimony on NH HB 1589 – a law that would […]

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Er, how about doing it the RIGHT way, Senator Mavrick?

by Skip January 19, 2014

And of course, there is that small thing call “holding someone accountable”, eh?  From CNSNews (reformatted, emphasis mine): Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war.  Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal […]

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Well, US Supremes Chief Roberts has already shown us the answer!

by Skip January 19, 2014

Emphasis mine: A federal judge in North Carolina says a state law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights.  U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Friday that states don’t have the power to force […]

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They wrote the Constituion to constrain the greedy nature of Man to acquire power over others

by Skip January 18, 2014

Too many Americans, unfamiliar with their history, merely believe the Constitution outlines our form of Constitutional Republic governance.  These scholars, our Founders,  studied past history and civilizations to see what worked and what did not – and they realized that the greed of many to run the lives of others doomed most and created a […]

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GrokTalk: The Doctor Will Be In!

by Mike January 1, 2014

On this Saturday’s GrokTALK, we’ll be interviewing NH (and Grok) favorite, Dr Betsy McCaughey on the current state of play of ObamaDoesn’tcare, it’s train wreck rollout, Obama’s unconstitutional tweaking (or is that twerking?), and the prospects for full repeal vs entrapment into Single Payer hell. Not sure if we’ll have livestream, but look out for […]

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Is Polygamy A Recipe for Social Chaos?

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2013
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Ken Klukowski at Bretibart shares some thoughts on the Utah Polygamy Ruling… It is one thing to say that you do not think anyone should make moral judgments in public policy, though again no one really means that. It’s nothing short of Orwellian to say that it’s morally right and praiseworthy to redefine marriage to […]

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Well, it seems that we’ve stirred up the Liberal bees nest over guns

by Skip December 16, 2013

And our conversation with NH State Rep JR Hoell.  It seems that Miscellany: blue is one of our Progressive / Democrat trackers -THANKS for listening, Bill, reporting back to the Motherships, and driving some traffic our way; H/T to ya!   Nice to see, however, that with that 30 minute segment with JR, you chose to […]

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US Congresswoman Annie Kuster – the gal version of Phil Hare (D-Il)?

by Skip December 11, 2013

Ah yes, that IS the comparison that is now being made: Kuster = Hare: (Hat tip, Independent Journal Review.) Kuster may not realize it yet, but she’s just become the Phil Hare of this cycle. Rep. Phil Hare, an Illinois Democrat, dismissed objections to Obamacare back in 2010 by quipping, “I don’t worry about the […]

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Liberal Journalist Whines About W.H. Constitutional Abuses

by Scott Morales December 6, 2013
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Silly little lefty, of course statism begets tyranny. What did you expect? Statism knows only one party, its own. And it protects its own with an wrought-iron fist. Some on the Left are finally on the receiving end of what they’ve been advocating for all these years, and are a little surprised. Similar to the […]

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GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Congressman Tom DeLay

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2013
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GrokTALK! welcomes former Republican Majority House Leader Congressman Tom DeLay, (Texas-22)  who joins us to talk about his conviction being overturned, the current appeal of that ruling by the country District Attorney, the culture of lawsuit intimidation brought by the left, and his plans for being part of the constitutional revival. Segment One – Congressman […]

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Old Dusty Patriot Nails Democrats ObamaCare ‘Management’ To the Wall

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2013
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The left promotes this notion that the ideas of the past have no value in the present.  That they are anchors that keep us from our future.  In one respect this is true; following the simple ideas promoted by America’s founders was meant to prevent the very kind of disaster that the Democrat’s so-called health-care […]

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America: Still Defines Freedom

by MullahFoe November 12, 2013

In many surprising ways, America resembles the great, ancient Persian Empire. Like the Persians, who rarely regret the past, Americans always believe “the best days are ahead.” Like the ancient Persian Empire once was, the United States is now the greatest country in the world. Like the ancient Persians who were the first world managers […]

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Notable Quote – David Davenport

by Susan Olsen November 6, 2013

“Since its primary purpose is to conserve liberty, and also the traditions and institutions that help protect individual liberty, the message of conservatism is often in reaction against government efforts that would harm liberty.” Read the whole thing here.   Photo source: Hoover Press 

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Hmm, I keep seeing this sentiment more often…

by Skip October 31, 2013

From the Daily Brief – a prior military gal turned writer and freelancer (to pay the bills).  She’s not a constant blogger and there’s a lot she puts out that I’ll read and go “oh” but this is the first time in a while enough to link and post – because it is indicative of […]

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We should never forget this

by Susan Olsen October 30, 2013

H/T Bearing Arms

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And one Constitutional reason why the Republicans SHOULD not cave

by Skip October 15, 2013

Our Constitution is under assault like never before – Progressives see it, along with traditional families, the value of self-reliance, and God, as the last impediments to transforming America into their version of Dystopia Utopia.  Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) has the following observations on the current Continuing Resolution to keep the Government open (as the […]

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Ya think that the TEA Party / Establishment fight is just here in NH? Heh!

by Skip October 7, 2013

From The Corner comes this story about how the Establishment Republican Old Guard just can’t stand that  now taking a shot at a seated TEA Party / Libertarian, Congressman Justin Amash: Philip Rucker of the Washington Post reported yesterday that Representative Justin Amash, the House’s ur-libertarian, could have a primary situation: Within Grand Rapids’ powerful […]

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GrokTALK! 10-5-2013 The video – Dr. Betsy McCaughey Question and Answers (4, 5, & 6)

by Skip October 6, 2013

And the questions did not stop coming! Question #4: Going back to the ACA when it first started: we were told by Pelosi that we would find out what was in it.  that should be clue enough to get angry because that is also taking away our Freedom just as much as what Madison said […]

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Data Point – with no “stop N ‘frisk” in NYC for 30 days, how did crime go?

by Skip September 19, 2013

No surprises here.  Even in the short time (28 days since a judge all but outlawed most stop and frisk contacts) crime is up: 13% increase in shootings: 140 vs 124 same period last year. 9% increase in gunshot victims: 164 vs 150 same period last year And yes, most cops have “walked away” from […]

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Is Obama about to provoke a Constitutional Crisis – with our Military?

by Skip September 1, 2013

Every enlistee into our Armed Services swears to this oath: I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the […]

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Nashua GOP “Steak Out” – Micro-Interview with Lt. Col. Allen West

by Skip August 17, 2013

Last nite, the ‘Grok went to the Crowne Plaza in Nashua for the Nashua GOP’s annual event: “Steak Out” where the featured speaker was Lt. Col. Allen West.  His staff had reached out to us as “the strongest conservative blog in the state” and asked if we would like to do an interview with him […]

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Guest post: Jim Rubens, possible Republican US Senatorial candidate – “NSA Constitutional Breach”

by Skip July 27, 2013

NSA Constitutional Breach National Intelligence Director James Clapper has publicly acknowledged that the National Security Agency collects and stores private communications data (excepting content) from Verizon and other carriers involving hundreds of millions of ordinary American citizens. This has been ongoing since at least 2006. Whistleblower and former AT&T technician Mark Klein has provided unrebutted […]

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Photoshop of the week…

by Susan Olsen July 19, 2013

H/T Weasel Zippers:

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